In this episode we play with your emotions a little as we give you a 5 minute excerpt from the Red Man Laughing podcasts featured chat with Indigenous Scholar – Taiaiake Alfred. The full 45 minute chat will be available on Monday Feb. 6, 2012 (the relaunch day for the podcast) – for now though, enjoy the excerpt from that chat as we talk about what our ancestors fought for and how/if we should get Canada on board with us as Nations and we talk about the smugness of the settler society.
Gerald Taiaiake Alfred is a Full Professor in IGOV and in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. He specializes in studies of traditional governance, the restoration of land-based cultural practices, and decolonization strategies. He is a prominent Indigenous intellectual and advisor to many First Nation governments and organizations. He has been awarded a Canada Research Chair, a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in the field of education, and the Native American Journalists Association award for best column writing.